Chia Shen is Senior Research Fellow and Director of the SDR Lab at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her lab conducts interdisciplinary research, investigating the role of emerging display and sensing technology, human-computer interaction, and interactive visualization for learning systems and health applications. She is currently PI for the NSF sponsored project Life on Earth. Chia is a pioneer in multi-touch tabletop systems and collaborative display environments. DiamondSpin, developed at MERL under her direction during 2001–2003, is the first open toolkit made available to the tabletop research community and academic institutes throughout the world for the construction of experimental multi-user tabletop concepts and applications. She has published over 70 research papers and book chapters. Previously, Chia Shen was a Senior Research Scientist at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she also served as Associate Director of the Research Lab from 2003 to 2006. She is on the Editorial Board of ACM Computers in Entertainment, and on the Steering Committee of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces. Dr. Shen was Conference Chair of the 20th ACM UIST 2007, and served on the IEEE Technical Committees on Real Time Systems and Operating Systems and Application Environments.